SF Birth Center Blog
Keep up with the latest news, advice, and natural birth topics from San Francisco Birth Center.
Birth will break you wide open. And it takes a while to put yourself back together again. Birthing and parenting can be miraculous and beautiful, but these experiences also bring challenges, confusion, frustration, and sometimes tears. At San Francisco Birth Center,...read more
Do you know how much it costs to have a baby in the United States? According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, the average cost of a hospital stay associated with childbirth is $3,500. When you add in prenatal...read more
What do you need to bring to San Francisco Birth Center when it’s time to meet your baby? Check out our list for packing the perfect SFBC bag!read more
By Aqueila M. Lewis-Ross Last month in honor of National Black Breastfeeding Week (August 25th-31st) I started writing about the highs and lows of my breastfeeding journey. At almost 2 (DOB: September 13, 2017), my daughter whom I affectionately call “Babyluv” still...read more
If you want an unmedicated birth, one of the best ways to reach that goal is hydrotherapy. At SF Birth Center, we welcome folks to labor and birth in the water.read more
23 months ago, I did what millions of women have done since Eve. I had a baby. After 5 days of indescribable pain, no sleep and weight gain that seemed to transfer to my feet, I could no longer endure anymore. They touched and prodded my stretched and swollen pussy...read more
A tribute to Juana Briones: Part 2 of how the San Francisco Birth Center birthing suites got their names
Paying tribute to a healer and a midwife, the Juana Briones Birthing Suite at San Francisco Birth Center is a cozy space perfect for giving birth.read more
Grandparents are often eager to help during and after the birth of a grandchild, but it’s important they know how they can be most helpful.read more
While there are risks for pregnant women in their late 30s or 40s, most women of advanced maternal age can have a safe and healthy birth at San Francisco Birth Center.read more
Honoring the “Mother of Civil Rights in California,” the Mary Ellen Pleasant Birthing Suite at San Francisco Birth Center is a spacious room for birth.read more
Such a welcoming and safe place to give birth. I loved the one on one care and also the group prenatal classes. I always felt heard and the midwives allowed me to be in charge of the birth I wanted. Birthing my baby here was such a powerful and intimate experience and I can't wait to have my second baby here.